5 Excellent

My Name Is Khan

Well I must say when I left the movie theatre I was really impressed and will go back to see this film one more time. Definitely worth Oscar nomination. This film is Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan.

The plot is very new and different and the message of the film is carried very well by the characters. The individuality of the characters stands out in this film. Especially Khan's character who is very unique. His dialogs make you laugh make you cry but more importantly his innocence, childlike personality and his message of Love makes you sympathize and fall in love with him right from the beginning. Unlike most Indian films the humour is not cheesy and mostly never before heard. The message of love is about a bigger picture which may start from the love between two people but takes a more global meaning. Karan Johar as the director and contributor to the story line should definitely be credited for his work and deserves recognition. The scenery and shots are really appropriated and well done.

Performance wise ShahRukh khan has definitely given his best performance so far. His portrayal of a person with Aspergers Syndrome is amazingly and artistically done in terms of acting on the same level of Sean Pan's performance in 'I am Sam'. Kajol gives a better performance at the second half of the film but her absence from the cinema shows in her acting during the first part, and although she goes through her own journey in the film and has an equal share at the second half her character is overshadowed by the strength of Khan and his performance.

No dance number in this film unlike a Bollywood film, but the music is beautiful and very well placed within the plot.

Over all this movie has taken the Bollywood cinema to the international standard. A must see for everyone. Even if you don't know anything about the Indian cinema.